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Optometry and Vision Science Research Guide: Style Guides and Citations

Research resources and information for vision science.

AMA format is a commonly used style in Optometry research and academic publishing.

The AMA format (or JAMA), is widely used for citing sources in medical research. Created by the American Medical Association, the information in this guide is taken from AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th Edition)

  AMA format example

In-text example:
The sky is blue.1

Bibliography example:
1. Cottrell S. The Study Skills Handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan; 2013.

  from The AMA Citation Generator (free)

AMA style

Visit The School of Pharmacy's Guide to APA style to learn more about in-text dictations and formatting style, with specific examples for citing journal articles, RxTx and UpToDate, Youtube videos, figures and tables, and more.